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File #: Int 0963-2018    Version: * Name: Requiring an assessment of the density of development in flood-prone areas.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 6/7/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law requiring an assessment of the density of development in flood-prone areas in order to determine whether such density interferes with the ability of the inhabitants of such areas to reach safety in response to storms and other natural disasters
Sponsors: Chaim M. Deutsch
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would require department of city planning, in consultation with the department of buildings, the office of emergency management and the office of long-term planning and sustainability to conduct an assessment of the density of development in flood-prone areas to determine whether that density interferes with the ability of residents in those areas to safely evacuate during storms and other natural disasters.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 963, 2. Int. No. 963, 3. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-7-18

Int. No. 963

 

By Council Member Deutsch

 

A Local Law requiring an assessment of the density of development in flood-prone areas in order to determine whether such density interferes with the ability of the inhabitants of such areas to reach safety in response to storms and other natural disasters

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. The department of city planning, in consultation with the department of buildings, the office of emergency management and the office of sustainability, shall conduct an assessment of the density of development in flood-prone areas, including but not limited to areas of special flood hazard and shaded X-Zones, as such terms are defined in appendix G of the New York city building code, in order to determine whether such density interferes with the ability of the inhabitants of such areas to reach safety during storms and other natural disasters and shall report the findings of such assessment to the speaker of the council and the mayor by no later than March 1, 2019.

§2. This local law shall take effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

EAA/KS

LS 46/Int 162-2014

LS 6658

5/9/2018 5:00PM